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Radiation exposure from mammography screening may have been overestimated

July 31, 2015

Women receive approximately 30% less radiation during a screening mammography than previously thought, according to study results presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

Current screening methods focus on depositing radiation dosage only to glandular tissue to minimize radiation damage. However, Andrew Hernandez, MD, a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering at the University of California Davis, and colleagues suggested that because these methods assume a uniform blend of glandular and fatty tissue, radiation dosage to the breast has been overestimated.

Top Takeaways from ASCO: HPV-associated head and neck cancer Meeting News Coverage

Top Takeaways from ASCO: HPV-associated head and neck cancer

July 30, 2015
CHICAGO — De-intensified chemoradiation was efficacious in patients with low-risk, HPV-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, according to findings…
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FDA grants orphan drug designation to dactinomycin formulation for Ewing's sarcoma

July 30, 2015
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to a formulation of dactinomycin for the treatment of children with Ewing’s sarcoma, according to a press release from the…
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Change in radiation dose distribution may reduce late rectal bleeding

July 30, 2015
Men with shorter rectums who receive intermediate to high doses of radiation are more likely to experience rectal bleeding following radiation treatment for prostate…
FDA News

FDA reports prescribing, dispensing errors between Brintellix, Brilinta

July 30, 2015
The FDA recently released a warning to health care professionals and patients that reported confusion between the antidepressant Brintellix and the anti-blood clotting…
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Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Multiple Myeloma

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple myeloma.
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VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

VIDEO: 'Care paths' may help manage rising cancer costs

June 19, 2015
CHICAGO — Brian Bolwell, MD, chairman of Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic, discusses an abstract on…
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Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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